It’s the question we ponder when putting the cat in the dryer, cutting down the neighbors tree or slicing ham with the back of a shoe. What’s 3D good for? Can you answer that?

It’s challenging I know, but the first thing that may come to mind….Braballs. I could end the post there, but I won’t, because after I spray coffee out my nose, reality sets in and I realize all of us can bring an invention to life. It’s the magic of 3D, an article on the invention process that makes the obvious, glaringly obvious, but supplements it properly with Braballs and kegerators.

You too, can learn the magic of 3D. Here is some vital info to take away from the article:

  • Today 3 Dimensional modeling is gaining popularity.
  • The inventor can print out a view, mark it up, scan it and email it back to the designer to indicate a revision.
  • A computer-generated file (not a paper drawing) is not a real part, so eventually you will need to move forward toward creating a tangible prototype.

I’ll stop there before making you any dumber… The inventor, James Richardson, creates all of his parts that are not real using SolidWorks. here’s some inspiration. Chase your dreams.

The potential. The Braball. simple idea. amazing results. Designed in SolidWorks.
The potential. The Braball. simple idea. amazing results. Designed in SolidWorks.
As the decal states, "Draft Beer is Here" - this is the magic of 3D. Designed in SolidWorks
As the decal states, "Draft Beer is Here" - this is the magic of 3D. Designed in SolidWorks
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Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.